October Means It’s Time For Soup!


Every year, the first weekend in October, Grandma Kradel invited everyone out to the house for the last official picnic of the year – the annual Soup Picnic. She’d make a big pot of her homemade (of course it was homemade!) vegetable soup, which actually had beef and beef broth in with the vegetables. It…
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Please


It’s a rainy day here in California. Not too cold, but wet and rainy none the less. On rainy days when we were kids, lunch often times consisted of a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. When we were kids, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were made from slices of Velveeta cheese and…
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Cream of Broccoli Soup


If you were at my house today, I would have treated you to a bowl of Cream of Broccoli Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This is another soup recipe that is simple to make, without a lot of fuss. It’s also a finished recipe in and of itself, but it can also be a…
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Sweet and Spicy Corn Chowder


If you were at my house today, I would have treated you to a bowl of Sweet and Spicy Corn Chowder. Although, I hesitate to call it a chowder, because, by definition chowder has bacon in it and this soup does not. Today I made the most simple version of this soup. Simple is good….
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The Making of Soup

Grandma Kradel was a fan of soup. It’s a great way to feed a large family like ours, a big one pot meal. Fall and winter are considered to be soup season – it’s something that can be left on the stove and eaten throughout the day to keep warm. Now that we’ve “discovered” our…
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